MO­TOR MOUTH

What we’re talk­ing about at Tow­ers

F1 Racing - - INSIDER -

when F1 Rac­ing’s group editor An­thony Rowl­in­son asks me: “How’s your di­ary look­ing?” He en­quired if I was free to go to the Aus­trian Grand Prix with him, and when I said “yes”, his re­sponse was: “Great. Now sort out a car – we’re driv­ing!”

Calais to Spiel­berg is just un­der 800 miles and it takes 12 hours – driv­ing non-stop. It was clear that we needed some­thing eco­nom­i­cal, quick and com­fort­able. Oh, and space for Rowl­in­son’s push­bike…

Af­ter a few grov­el­ling calls, we man­aged to ob­tain a Mercedes-Benz C300 Hy­brid Es­tate AMG, that soon be­gan to gob­ble up the miles. I’d also noted that this year is the bi­cen­te­nary of the Bat­tle of Waterloo, so we de­toured via the Lion’s Mound mon­u­ment en route.

Fi­nally af­ter a road trip of 16 hours we made it to Spiel­berg. All good – un­til we re­alised that on Sun­day night we’d have to do it all over again…

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